InTex: Innovative Business Practices and Economic Models in the Textile Value Chain
PACE Partner UNEP is contributing to the following Calls to Action from the Circular Economy Action Agenda for Textiles:
4. Guide and support new business models for environmental, financial, and social triple-win
10. Investigate the socio-economic impacts for a circular economy for textiles
Innovative Business Practices and Economic Models in the Textile Value Chain (InTex) promotes co-innovation and product environment footprints in SMEs in Africa. On the global level, InTex focuses on LCA and impacts assessment such as scenario modelling on sustainable economic models in the textile value chain.
InTex is committed to the following objectives:
Increase among SMEs and governments the knowledge
Train textiles stakeholders
Accompany textiles businesses to transform their approach and business models
Increase the access to environmental and lifecycle data
Provide evidence of the environmental and socio-economic impacts
The InTex project has been officially launched on 15 June 2021 and it will end in August 2023. The objective for the upcoming months is to develop a Roadmap for a Sustainable and Circular Textile Value Chain.
UNEP, Moi University in Kenya, the Centre for African Resource Efficiency and Sustainability in South Africa, the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa and the International Centre for Environmental Technologies of Tunis